September 7, 2009 at 11:01 am
It appears that HP may be looking to launch two more netbooks to its portfolio. Some members of the Notebook Review forums came across a list of notebook model numbers that included the “HP Mini 311/Compaq Mini 311” and “HP Mini 210/Compaq Mini 210” netbooks. HP normally releases its netbooks under the Compaq brand in Europe, which is why there are two listings per model.
Whilst there was no additional details on these models, NetbookNews.de did a little digging and came across a retail listing for the HP Compaq Mini 311c. It seems that this model will sport an 11.6-inch display, powered by the Nvidia ION LE platform and 1.6GHz N270 Atom processor.
Another retail listing over at MoreComputers details the same specs sans the ION LE chipset. This listing has a price of £336.47 and stock date of 17th September, suggesting it will ship with Windows XP rather than wait for Windows 7.
The Compaq Mini 311c is already listed on HP’s support pages, so there’s no doubt it is coming – we just need confirmation on the specs. Whilst we are getting an idea of what to expect for the 311c, sadly the specs of the Mini 210 remains a mystery for now.